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Playing Pilgrims

Playing Pilgrims"Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug."It's so dreadful to be poor!" sighed Meg, looking down at her old dress."I don't think it's …

The Devil's Dictionary: Pilgrim

by Ambrose Bierce PIGMYPILLORYPILGRIM -n. A traveler that is taken seriously. A Pilgrim Father was one who, leaving Europe in 1620 because not permitted to sing psalms through his nose, fol…

Brewer's: Pilgrim Fathers

(The). The 102 English, Scotch, and Dutch Puritans who, in December, 1620, went to North America in the ship called the Mayflower, and colonised Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts…

Brewer's: Progress

To report progress, in parliamentary language, is to conclude for the night the business of a bill, and defer the consideration of all subsequent items thereof till the day nominated by the…

"A Work in Progress"

What do you feel your obligation is, to the people that you don't know, that you haven't a history with— the descendants of black slaves. What do you owe them? Here's the lan…

China's Spacecraft Progress

China launched its first unstaffed spacecraft from the Jiuquan Space Center in Gansu province on Nov. 19, 1999. The space capsule, named Shenzhou (“Divine Ship”), made 14 orbits …

Christina Rossetti: The Prince's Progress

The Prince's ProgressTill all sweet gums and juices flow, Till the blossom of blossoms blow, The long hours go and come and go, The bride she sleepeth, waketh, sleepeth, Waiting for one whos…